Helen Stokes is a leading exponent of cast glass. Her work is remarkable for its finely worked detail and exquisite texture, yet the sculptural forms are strong and dynamic.

It is not surprising that much of Stokes' work is inspired by what she finds on the beach. That boundary between the visible, conscious land and the unconscious, deep and mysterious sea, for her work explores the boundaries found between inner feeling and outer form. Fissures, holes and crevices that emulate the corrosive action of the sea on rocks and shells provide in Stokes work the insightful connections between inner and outer being. Hers is a spiritual journey of self-discovery and the beauty of her work invites us to join in.
David Wright, April 2000